Hon. John G. Heyburn II See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.5 - 5 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. John G. Heyburn II



Comment #: 21496
This clown is obviously a liberal. I'd have given him a zero, but it wasn't available. You've got a lot of nerve, buddy boy, shoving the homosexual agenda down everybody's throat. I hope that you are thrown off the bench.


Comment #: 21494
Rating:Not Rated
This foolish ruling that he has put forth, that out-of-state gay marriages should be recognized, is wrong and dangerous. It is a sin, and it is a treatable mental illness. It is not normal. This will, in effect, begin the ending of procreation. It is also less than a perfect life for kids to have two dads or moms. It will bring prejudice against people who love homosexuals, but raise their kids to believe that it is a sin. It will open the door to bestiality and people wanting to have three or four people married at once. It is, in effect, a Pandora's box. With all the craziness that this has created in the U.S.A. lately, this judge has just made it worse in the state of Kentucky. He has also ignored the will of the people. To impose this liberal agenda on Kentucky without researching it and finding out whether it is good for America or Kentucky or not is stupid. With such a divide in America over this issue regarding civil unions, the way to go is to compromise. You, sir, with all due respect are a disgrace to the Bluegrass State!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21085
In civil cases Judge Heyburn ignores established precedent and is pro-plaintiff in cases relating to employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge. He has a propensity to ignore facts favorable to employers, and is loath to grant summary judgment. Even when he sees that he has erred, he obtusely maintains his original position.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4516
Runs a good courtroom. Will let you make your argument and will listen and consider what you have to say.